kdbg security update

ID CESA-2005:416-01
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2005-06-05T22:52:58


CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2005:416-01

Kdbg is a K Desktop Environment (KDE) GUI for gdb, the GNU debugger.

Kdbg 1.1.0 through 1.2.8 does not check permissions of the .kdbgrc file. If a program is located in a world-writable location, it is possible for a local user to inject malicious commands. These commands are then executed with the permission of any user that runs Kdbg. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CAN-2003-0644 to this issue.

Users of Kdbg should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

Merged security bulletin from advisories: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2005-June/011794.html

Affected packages: kdbg

Upstream details at: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/rh21as-errata.html